Solar Stage 2010/2011 Season

Hansel & Gretyl

(Musical Play) Ages 3 - 10
by Zenon Skrzypczyk Music by Martyn Skrzypczyk

Our colourful, music-filled production, adapted from the Brothers Grimm, tells the story in song and dance of the two children who must escape their absent minded step-mother and the wacky, wicked witches who tempt them with treats and their candy house.

Dates: Sept 11*, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2010
Times: 11am & 2pm
*Opening Weekend Discount: Sept 11 only, all single tickets $11.


Sing & Dance with Jack Grunsky

(Music Concert) Ages 3 - 8

The Juno and multiple award-winning Jack Grunsky is back with his musical journeys. His upbeat music and friendly personality always ensure a fun, interactive performance. Jack Grunsky always sells out! Buy your tickets early! Please note special times!

Date: Oct 2, 2010
Times: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3:30pm


The Tailor of Gloucester

(Musical Play) Ages 3 - 10
by Zenon Skrzypczyk based on the Beatrix Potter story
Music by Martyn Skrzypczyk

This favourite story of Beatrix Potter is presented as a musical comedy with two mice trying to help the old tailor get the mayors suit ready for Halloween. Will the interfering and hungry cats prevent the celebration? Come see the hilarious shenanigans and wonderful music in this heartwarming story from the author of Peter Rabbit.

Dates: Oct 3, 9*, 10*, 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2010
Times: 11am & 2pm
*Thanksgiving Discount Days: Oct 9 & 10 only, all single tickets $11.


Halloween Howl

(Musical Puppet Show) Ages 3 - 8
by Alistair Ant Productions

Lovable childrens performers, Soli & Rob, lead the audience in an interactive Halloween concert. This musical duo will mesmerize children with their light-spirited songs about pumpkins, trick or treating, and Halloween fun. The always popular Alistair Ant and his puppet friends are sure to make an appearance or two!

Dates: Oct 30 & 31, 2010
Times: 11am & 2pm


The Adventures 0f Jillian Jiggs

(Play) Ages 3 - 10
Based on Phoebe Gilmans stories Adaptation by William Martyn

Jillian Jiggs comes to life in this lovable presentation based on Phoebe Gilmans classic childrens stories which all children love. The irrepressible Jillian Jiggs will delight young and old with her imagination and adventures. Please note special times!

Dates: Nov 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 & Dec 4, 2010
Times: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3:30pm


The Shoestring Magic Flute

(Opera For Childen) Ages 4 - 10
by Shoestring Opera

Introduce your children to the magic of opera! Shoestring Opera presents Mozart's famous story of Allegra and the dark forest. When Papageno enters pursued by a Dragon prepare to enjoy the fun and marvelous singing! A sell out last year. Order early! Please note special times!

Date: Dec 5, 2010
Times: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3:30pm


Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

(Interactive Play) Ages 5 & up
by DuffleBag Theatre

Booking early is suggested for this popular holiday show. Join The Nearly World Famous DuffleBag Theatre for a holiday story and interactive fun performed the way only DuffleBag can! Please note special times!

Dates: Dec 11 & 12, 2010
Times: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3:30pm


Snow White

(Musical Play) Ages 3 - 10
by Zenon Skrzypczyk Music by Martyn Skrzypczyk

Enjoy Solar Stages adaptation of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Come and see how Snow White escapes the wicked queen's plot. With tuneful songs, spirited dancing, and interactive fun, this will be a great show for the holiday season. Please note special times!

Dates: Dec 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30*, 2010 & Jan 2, 2011*
Times: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3:30pm
*Year End Clearance Days: Dec 30 & Jan 2 only, all single tickets $11.


Fiesta & Carnival! with Maderaz

(Music Concert) Ages 3 - 10

It's time to fiesta with the rhythms of Latin America! Get ready to have fun with this energetic and interactive performance which features joyful songs and plenty of audience participation for an upbeat experience of music and festivities from around the world.

Date: Jan 8, 2011
Times: 11am & 2pm


Morgan's Journey

(Interactive Puppet Play) Ages 4 - 10
by Robert Morgan & David Craig

Morgan's Journey, winner of the prestigious Chalmers Canadian Play Award for Outstanding Play, has been delighting children and their families around the world for more than two decades. The play is a captivating exploration of joyous yet challenging childhood experiences and offers audiences a unique opportunity for active participation.

Date: Jan 9, 2011
Times: 11am & 2pm


Cosy Music! with Cosima

(Music Concert) Ages 3 - 10

Cosima, (Koh-zee-mah), offers a fun filled, interactive music experience for children that entertains as well as educates. Just like her father, Jack Grunsky, Cosima is a singer and songwriter who plays the guitar as well as many other instruments! Her warm-hearted performances make children feel cozy and very much a part of the joyful and creative experience. You'll love her!

Date: Jan 16, 2011
Times: 11am & 2pm


Pinocchio

(Musical Play) Ages 3 - 10
by Zenon Skrzypczyk Music by Martyn Skrzypczyk

This musical adaptation of the traditional Italian story (Collodi) of the block of wood who springs to life as Pinocchio will tickle your funny bone. See how Pinocchio survives unusual adventures and learns to be considerate of others. Great family entertainment!

Dates: Jan 15*, 22, 23, 29, 30 & Feb 5 & 6, 2011
Times: 11am & 2pm
*Opening Day Discount: Jan 15 only, all single tickets $11.


The Selkie

(Play with Music) Ages 4 - 10
by Little Red Theatre Co

Selkies (seals) are a common sight across the Northern British Isles. This play, based on English legend, presents the selkie-folk as they cast off their sealskins and dance on the shore once a year on Midsummer's Eve. Before they return to the sea, they interact with our human world telling in charming music and dance what they have observed about us.

Dates: Jan 12 & Feb 5 & 13, 2011
Times: 11am & 2pm


Peter Pan

(Interactive Play) Ages 4 & up
by DuffleBag Theatre

The Nearly World Famous DuffleBag Theatre invites you on stage to be one of the characters in this well-known children's story. With their sense of improvisational fun, you will enjoy Peter Pan in a way that only DuffleBag can present it! Book early! Please note special times!

Dates: Feb 19 & 20, 2011
Times: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3:30pm


Marvellous Munsch

(Play) Ages 3 - 10
Play adaptation (from Munsch) by William Martyn

We bring back our traditional and very popular series of Munsch stories done as one play. Enjoy our new collection, Down the Drain, No Clean Clothes, Class Clown and Stephanie's Ponytail, presented in skillful and comic Solar Stage fashion. Your children love to read Munsch! They'll be entranced by the play! Please note special times!

Dates: Feb 21 (Family Day), 26, 27 & Mar 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 2011
March Break Dates: Mar 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18, 2011
Times: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3:30pm


The Shoestring Magic Flute

(Opera For Childen) Ages 4 - 10
by Shoestring Opera

Introduce your children to the magic of opera! Shoestring Opera returns with Mozart's famous story of Allegra and the dark forest. When Papageno enters pursued by a Dragon, prepare to enjoy the fun and marvelous singing! A sell out last year. Order early! Please note special times!

Date: Mar 26, 2011
Times: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3:30pm


Sing & Dance with Jack Grunsky

(Music Concert) Ages 3 - 8

The Juno and multiple award winner, Jack Grunsky is back with more beautiful songs. His upbeat music and friendly personality always ensure a fun, interactive performance. Jack Grunsky always sells out! Buy your tickets early! Please note special times!

Date: Mar 27, 2011
Times: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3:30pm


The Lion Who Roared Meow

(Musical Play) Ages 3 - 10
by Dor Zweigenbom
Music arranged & played by Martyn Skrzypczyk

Winner of multiple awards and performed at the Haifa Children's Theatre Festival and at the Orna Porat Children's Theatre Festival in Israel, this is a comic and imaginative musical look at human behaviour through the story of two lions and their relationships with other animals. They learn that you don't have to roar or be loud and aggressive to be respected.

Dates: Apr 2*, 3*, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23* & 24*, 2011
Times: 11am & 2pm
*Opening Weekend Discount: Apr 2 & 3 only, all single tickets $11.
*Easter Weekend Discount: Apr 23 & 24 only, all single tickets $11.


Goldilocks

(Musical Play) Ages 3 - 10
Musical adaptation by William Martyn
Music by Martyn Skrzypczyk

This charming, interactive musical follows the journey of Goldilocks as she ventures into the world of bears. Your children will enjoy this traditional English story as much as when they first read it. The music will enchant you!

Dates: Apr 30, May 1, 7, 8*, 14, 15, 21* & 22*, 2011
Times: 11am & 2pm
*Mother's Day Discount: May 8 only, all single tickets $11.
*Victoria Day Discount: May 21 & 22 only, all single tickets $11.


Bungalow Bugs!

(Musical Puppet Show) Ages 3 - 8
by Alistair Ant Productions

Soli and Rob have just found a new place to live. It's the perfect little house, except for one detail. It is already home to Alistair Ant and his bug buddies. Can people and bugs learn to live together in peace and harmony? Find out in this musical tale about sharing the space around us.

Dates: May 28 & 29, 2011
Times: 11am & 2pm


The Three Little Pigs

(Musical Play) Ages 3 - 10
Musical adaptation by Zenon Skrzypczyk
Music by Martyn Skrzypczyk

This interactive musical production tells the traditional English story of the three little pigs who have very different notions on how to build their homes. The wolf also has his own notions, especially for little pigs. Your children will have fun watching and participating in this comic and musical show!

Dates: Jun 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19*, 25* & 26*, 2011
Times: 11am & 2pm
*Father's Day Discount: Jun 19 only, all single tickets $11.
*End of Season Sell-Off: Jun 25 & 26 only, all single tickets $11.

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